Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Mignonette in waiting …

A project that has been in the planning stage will at last begin, that is right after Christmas.
This sweet little mignonette has waited for years for her presentation box and a place to call home.

First things first, she needs a new wig; the Donald Trump look just doesn’t work.
Should I get braids or long waves?

A cardboard stationery box found at a tag sale is perfect

for this this little one.

Well almost the fit is a little tight.

That’s better, the book style is just right.

What I really love about this box is that a drawer is underneath, which is suitable for tiny treasures. The outside will be covered with pretty paper and the inside with silk.

Inspiration and patterns have been gathered. As well as
a pile of fabric to be considered. Mostly in pinks, however her shoes and sock bands are gold and green. I will have to give this more thought.

Stay tuned this is going to fun…

To be continued in the Year 2010....


Janet said...

You have quite a fun project lined up! I'll be watching to see what happens to her. I'm glad she isn't keeping the Donald Trump look!!

Coastal Sisters said...

I cannot wait to see the completed project!


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Oh I can't wait to see this finished! What fun you are going to have!

LiLi M. said...

Now this is what I call a great resolution! I just know that you are going to fool us all. When this is finished we will think that this is a genuine antique french petit valise! I cannot wait to be fooled!

Now about the feathers: Toni made some beautiful wings herself. I will email you a better photo, it is too dark now. Have a lovely day!

Household 6 said...

Well I can't wait to see! I always pass up the little stationary boxes at the thrift store... what am I thinking!!? Should I be hoarding them? I'm probably going to want to once I see what you create with yours :)

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What a great project!
And I'm still laughing over her The Donald hairdo!

rochambeau said...

Can not wait to see what you have up your sleeve Louise!! Looks like an a beautiful project!! Can't wait to see the transformation! And it's exciting to see before~afters!!!!!

We are on the same enchanted wave length.
I been working on a doll called Mdm. Mignon Mouschette. She's NOT a mignonette, but a marenette. And like your project this one has taken FOREVER~but finally she's in our world!!!

Sending lots of good thoughts!

Storybook Woods said...

Can not wait to see what you are up to. Clarice

shiborigirl said...

Oh, yes, that Donald Do just doesn't do her justice. :D

What a fabulous project... looking forward to seeing what you do with it.


adrienne said...

What a sweet little doll. So funny about the Donald look - sad but true! Can't wait to see the finished project.

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

I just loved seeing your Mignonette!! I can hardly wait to see your completed project!!
Hugs, Carol Anne

Betzie said...

Louise, Louise....I just adore her and I LOVE these little dollies. I have a few myself, and never thought of doing a presentation box. Oh my, you inspire me to try!!! Will put it on my TO DO list of 2010~
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your Thanksgiving girlfriend!!!

Chrisy said...

Oh yes there's nothing like playing is there...and I just know she is going to be fabulous...And thank you dear girl for your well wishes...they're appreciated so much.

...... Kristina ...... said...

I love this!
My mind is spinning now wondering what you will do.....i especially love her new home...what a fantastic enchanting idea.
Kisses Kristina XxX

rochambeau said...

Have you been working on your vatreen???? Can't wait to see whats going on!!! Hope you are having a happy Sunday Louise!


rochambeau said...

Hi Louise,
Dropping by to wish you a very Happy early Thanksgiving! I'm thankful I met you here in bloglandia!


Fete et Fleur said...

Happy Thanskgiving dear Louise! Mignonette is going to be beautiful. I can't wait to see this little sweetheart finished.


adrienne said...

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

bluemuf said...

Oh Louise, what a lovely project to look forward to. I will be keeping tabs to see you progress. She is a gorgeous little doll and you will do wonders with her. Hope you Thanksgiving was extra special

Hugs Karen

Betzie said...

Hi Louise!
I just love seeing your blog...it is so me!!! :))
Loved seeing your dollie and shoes again!!! I just bought myself a Christmas gift...bad me...but it's a little wooden peg doll...so simple but sweet. Will share her in the next few weeks. Enjoy the holiday preparations!

Household 6 said...

The suspense is killing me :) I know it's not next year yet, but I keep checking just in case you happen to give us a sneak peek!

Thank you so much for all your kind words and lovely comments and visits to my blog. You are truly a dear.
I hope your holidays are filled with unmeasurable joys.

Much luv

Boracay hotel said...

Wow!!! I can't wait to see the complete project. I know it would be great. Have a nice day!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Louise --

I found you through a dogpile search on Mignonette doll. What a little dear you have! By now (May, '10) she's likely coiffed and well dressed. I'd love to see her, so please remember to update.

A few weeks ago, a wee mignonette whispered to me through the Internet -- and once she gets completely paid for, she'll be coming to live with me. in the meanwhile -- I would be most grateful for any and all leads you can send my way -- where to FIND those patterns you spoke of -- information, more of the story.

Donald Trump should BE so lucky as to be as lovely as your little girl is!

Warm hugs and woofs,
Maggie & MacTaggart